Dec 21, 2012 7:00pm PST
real economic growth. and many of us believe on both sides of the aisle that fundamental reform of our tax code will help us get our economy moving faster and put more americans back to work and more americans on the tax rolls. how we get there, god only knows. >> reporter: voters who expected congress to watch over the >> so i think the tax issue and the job issue needs to be looked >> reporter: voters who expected congress to watch over the economy after the election are watching the fiscal cliff with growing alarm. >> it's going to mean a lot of problems, the job situation will actually get worse because then companies can't borrow money and if you can't borrow money, then you're gonna have problems with hiring employees and stuff like that. >> reporter: the holidays are usually times that bring families together and many would like to see that happen at the national level as well. >> so i think the tax issue and the job issue needs to be looked at together and it shouldn't be divided among rich or middle class, or lower class it shouldn't be any class, it should be america coming t
Dec 21, 2012 6:00pm PST
understands that we have a responsibility to use american power wisely, especially our military power. and he knows, from personal experience, that when we send our troops into harm's way, we must give them the sound strategy, a clear mission, and the resources that they need to get the job done. in an extraordinarily distinguished senate career and as chairman of the foreign relations committee, john has played a central role in every major foreign policy debate for nearly 30 years. as we turn the page on a decade of war, he understands that we've got to harness all elements of american power and ensure that they're working together-- diplomatic and development, economic and political, military and intelligence-- as well as the power of our values which inspire so many people around the world. he is not going to need a lot of on-the-job training. he has earned the respect and trust of his senate colleagues, democrats and republicans. i think it's fair to say that few individuals know as many presidents and prime ministers, or grasp our foreign policies as firmly as john kerry. and this makes
Dec 21, 2012 4:00pm PST
u.s. school would help prevent similar tragedies in the future. the bbc's north america editor reports. >> the church bells tolled out the exact time when a week ago a young man with an assault rifle began his massacre of children. they stood in prayer and in silence in the rain. in a town still numb, the bells tolled 26 times, one for each of the victims of the school. inside the white house, president obama and his staff since silent for a minute. beyond the grave, resolution. in a new video, he has promised he will push for a ban on assault rifles. >> i will do everything in my power as president to advance these efforts. if there's even one thing we can do as a country to protect our children, we have a responsibility to try. >> shame on the nra. >> there are those who blame the national rifle association for consistently, powerful lobbying against gun control. they have been consistently silent until now, and some expected they would seek compromise. none of it. instead, raw fury, blaming video games, the culture. >> we have blood-of films out there like "american psycho,"
Dec 22, 2012 12:00am PST
, and then using that fascist-led bleak baron, brutal, violent, surreal west as a jumping off point, what is the true american? and that would be being a slave in the antebellum south. >> rose: so you had a movie. >> yeah. >> rose: "django unchained." >> uh-huh. >> rose: the search for the lead, you got jamie foxx. >> uh-huh. >> rose: there's a story you went through about five or six people-- not that you offered them the part, but you-- >> discussed it with them? >> rose: foxx seems perfect for me. >> now i can't imagine -- >> rose: you can imagine will smith but-- >> now i can't imagine anybody but jamie. >> rose: he has that sort of-- >> well, it seems obvious now. to tell you the truth, when he walked through the door it became obvious even though before i met him it wasn't quite obvious. >> rose: what did you see when he walked in the door and made it obvious? >> well, he came over to my house, and we discussed the piece. and there were a lot of little factors. he really understood what i was trying to do. he really appreciated the script. he loved the story, and he liked what it sa